Sunday, June 27, 2010

2nd Grade

We took scissors
to the frayed threads on our sneakers
listened mouth agape
when our classmate told us
he drank mercury once
caught crickets at recess
and fed them to the teacher's pet rosie
entered the names of our enemies into oregon trail
and laughed when they caught cholera
played with patches the rat
despite his sharp teeth.

We were fresh out of diapers and fearless,
smart because things were simple,
and the promise of candy
could solve every problem.

1 comment:

  1. great work, i know it's a bit old, but great great work. - tash